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February 18, 2019

A formal Nationals Site Review Process was ordered by the IAC Board of Directors at the annual Fall Board meeting in November of 2018 and Bob Freeman was tasked with conducting the process. Bob’s team consisted of Lorrie Penner, IAC Executive Director, IAC Secretary Lynn Bowes, former Director and founding member of Wichita Chapter 119 A.J. Hefel, and Kansas City Chapter 15 members John Morrissey and Linda Meyers-Morrissey. 

In January, the Board met by teleconference where Bob presented his findings. In all, forty-four centrally located airports were assessed including previous U.S...

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February 12, 2019

Make a difference in your own IAC

Everyone volunteers at contests and enjoys the social opportunities of making friends and working on a team. It’s clear that team-building is a large part of the IAC culture on more than just the Unlimited and Advanced Aerobatic Teams that represent the United States at world events. Now is your chance to contribute and join a team on a larger scale!

In all of our 4000+ members, there are so many of you with valuable skills and talents in the safety field, internet technology, marketing and more. IAC has expanded programs and...

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February 8, 2019

The 2018 winner of the L. Paul Soucy Trophy is Larry Ernewein of Innerkip, Ontario, Canada.  Larry is the first Canadian to win the award as well as being one of the oldest, at 67.

The purpose of the L. Paul Soucy Trophy is to recognize the pilot who achieves the highest scoring percentage at three or more contests during a contest season (best scores averaged together). To qualify, one of...

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February 5, 2019

IAC Collegiate Program Chair, Jordan Ashley, offers his congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Collegiate Championships. The collegiate eagle trophies will be presented to the recipients at the IAC Member Gathering in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at AirVenture on Friday, July 26, 2019. The results of the championships have been verified and are as follows:

Team Championships:

1st: UND - reclaimed first place from MSU - Denver with a total score of 6454.45 out of 7620 possible points /  84.70%

2nd: MSU - Denver with a total score of 5211.74 out of 6200 possible points /  84...

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January 30, 2019
The 2019 edition of the IAC Rule Book is now available to members at: https://www.iac.org/download-contest-rules. A summary of all of the 2019 Approved Rules Proposals can be found at the bottom of the Contest Rules page.
 
A working group, appointed by the IAC Executive Committee to *incorporate the Rule Proposals that were approved at the November 2018 Fall Board meeting, has now completed their work in a little under three weeks.
 
Special thanks to Wayne Roberts,...
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January 25, 2019

At a teleconference today, a majority of the IAC Board of Directors met to discuss the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships and a future location. At the Fall Board meeting in November 2018, the Board had tasked Bob Freeman with researching potential locations for Nationals using the center of the United States as a starting point and at today's teleconference, Bob made a presentation of his research findings.

Since the November Board meeting, Bob developed a checklist of desirable qualities that a Nationals site should have. He systematically reviewed airports within a one...
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